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Hello! Apologies for what might appear a stupid question. On one of my ebay searches I found a US 82nd Airborne SSI with the tab - instead of reading "Airborne" read "Belgium". I'm absolutely certain that it isn't a Belgian insignia, so is it an official US one of some type? A veterans' association perhaps? I'm a Belgian militaria collector first and foremost so apologies for being so green in the world of US collecting!

...horum omnium fortissimi sunt belgae! ("of all of them, the Belgians are the bravest!") - Julius Caesar

Remember the Belgians and Luxembourgers of the 3rd ID in Korea, 1951-5!

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its new made,,real new, the guy does nice work but there are no real WW2 82nd AB patches with that tab, its for the vets, and so on.

Always looking for Items from the 110th Pennsylvania Volunteers 1861-1865



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The vendor has a lot of "commemorative" patches.

 

I think he got the idea from some of the ones you see with a Vietnam or Grenada tab.

 

While his intention might be good, I can't imagine a real veteran of WWII buying this.

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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